Age, The (Melbourne, Australia) – Former Australian great and Channel Nine commentator Ian Healy says he “won’t have a clue” what he will do during summer if the network, as expected, loses the rights to broadcast the game in this country.

Summary

  • Former Australian great and Channel Nine commentator Ian Healy says he “won’t have a clue” what he will do during summer if the network, as expected, loses the rights to broadcast the game in this country.
  • Seven West Media is set to become the new free-to-air broadcast partner for Cricket Australia in a $1 billion deal to be announced on Friday.
  • The network has entered into a partnership with pay-TV provider Foxtel in a deal that ends Nine’s 40-year long association with Australia’s biggest summer sport.
  • Nine’s cricket commentary team at the WACA last year: (from left) Shane Warne, Ian Healy, Michael Clarke, Mark Nicholas, Mark Taylor, Ian Chappell, Michael Slater.
  • It is also unclear what the new rights deal will mean for the likes of Mark Taylor, Shane Warne, Healy, Michael Slater, Michael Clarke and Mark Nicholas.


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